Kotlin is a preferred programming language for Android app development, endorsed by Google. It replaced another programming language - Java. After proving its worth, Kotlin was adopted by big players such as - Pinterest, Netflix, or Slack. In fact, in 2017, over 20% of Android apps were already developed using this programming language which proves that Kotlin is rising strong!
Reduction of bugs
Kotlin code is much cleaner than it would be with Java. Clean code means fewer bugs and errors. The JetBrains company - creators of Kotlin put the code in the first place. That's why apps developed with Kotlin have a 20% lower chance of crashing, and features such as compiler help detect errors at compile-time so that they never happen on runtime.
Kotlin was developed with productivity in mind, after all, it was created by a Software Company. Writing application code in Kotlin is much faster than with Java or any other framework because Kotlin has an intuitive syntax and clean language design. It means that development in Agile methodology (in which we work) with this framework is an ideal solution.
In software development, there is the phrase "technical debt". These are all quick fixes and shortcuts made by developers to make it before the deadline. The build-up of such treatments can cause the application code to stop working. Kotlin prevents this from happening because the code developed with it is shorter and better organized. In fact, Kotlin code can be even 30% shorter than Java one.
Kotlin was created in 2011 and has only been growing since then. Google estimates that 60% of the top 1000 apps on its store were made using Kotlin. JetBrain company constantly updates and improves this framework, so you can be sure that your application architecture will be supported for a long time.
Kotlin programming language replaced the Java programming language but is still compatible with it. The project can be written in both Kotlin and Java at the same time. Thanks to this flexibility, Kotlin developers building your application can use Java libraries containing Java files. Due to the fact that Java is one of the oldest programming languages, these libraries are very extensive. Their use significantly speeds up the time and quality of development. Moreover, a transition from existing java code to Kotlin is made super simple!